Food Network Seeking Diners & Construction Help For San Diego Restaurant Overhaul

August 11, 2021

After several delays in filming over the past year, San Diego's four decades old Kaiserhof German American Restaurant is in line to be featured on Food Network's Restaurant: Impossible makeover show, and they're currently looking for prospective diners, as well as design & construction staff.

Since 2011, Chef Robert Irvine has been traveling around the country revamping restaurants for his Food Network program Restaurant: Impossible. In 2019 the television show featured now-defunct Rosie’s Cafe in Escondido and the Incredible Cafe in Rancho Bernardo. In February 2020, the producers spearheaded a block party-style event that raised around $120,000 for Kaitlyn Rose "Rosie" Pilsbury, the owner of Rosie's Cafe who was the victim of a hit-and-run while riding her Harley Davidson motorcycle through Vista. Restaurant Impossible was scheduled to revamp Kaiserhof in Ocean Beach in March 2020, then again this past spring, but now the production team is finally ready to film the episode at the end of the month.

Kaiserhof is a German restaurant that started in Mission Valley in 1980 before moving to Ocean Beach in the early '90s. The Restaurant Impossible crew will finally renovate Kaiserhof with a $10,000 budget on August 27-28, and are currently seeking design and construction help and those skilled or  
proficient in painting, crafting, constructing, remodeling, cleaning, decorating or upholstering. The production team is also looking for diners to try out the revitalized concept when it reopens. Interested parties should send an email by Friday, August 20th, at noon, with subject line "1903 Kaiserhof Volunteer" containing your full name, email address, cell number and any pertinent skill set / related profession (ex: plumber or painter). 

Kaiserhof is located at 2253 Sunset Cliffs Boulevard in San Diego's Ocean Beach. For more information, visit